Security Center Adds Privacy, Access Control & Smart-Data Analytics

Genetec, a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and the Gold ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner for Best Video Data Storage Solution in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, has released a new version of Security Center.

Security Center is an open-architecture platform that unifies video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ALPR), communications, and analytics.

Security Center 5.7 allows users to make insight-driven decisions based on security and analytics data.

This latest version also adds privacy protection for individuals, efficiently distributes HID mobile access control credentials, and ensures business continuity with native access control failover.

(See a demo video of Intrusion detection, Direction Controller, Parking space/ Object Detector, Camera Tamper, Video Enhancer and Queue Detector. Courtesy of Genetec and YouTube)

Security Center 5.7 is available now through the global network of Genetec certified channel partners.

Protecting data, the network, and the organization

Security Center 5.7 allows users to make insight-driven decisions based on security and analytics data.
Security Center 5.7 allows users to make insight-driven
decisions based on security and analytics data.

Cyber resilience is about securing communications, authenticating users, and protecting businesses from employees unwittingly allowing vulnerable network-connected devices to threaten the business.

To improve overall cybersecurity, Security Center now automatically identifies whether connected edge devices are running the most recent and secure device firmware.

Once notified of known vulnerabilities and given firmware recommendations, administrators can take immediate action and eliminate known security gaps.

‘GDPR-ready’ Privacy and Video Analytics

More than a trend, protecting individual privacy is fast-becoming a necessity of security management.

In some regions like Europe, it is already becoming codified in law.

By embedding the KiwiVision™ Privacy Protector™ module, Genetec enables organizations to automatically blur and mask sensitive video, and anonymize people to protect their privacy.

(Monitor your environment while maintaining the privacy of individuals with the KiwiVision® Privacy Protector® unified module. Available with Security Center 5.7. Courtesy of Genetec and YouTube)

Privacy Protector was recently re-certified for its fourth consecutive term with the European Privacy Seal (EuroPriSe), and remains the only video solution to hold this certification.

Privacy Protector is also rated as ‘GDPR-ready’, meeting the stringent compliance criteria of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will go into effect May 25th, 2018 in the European Union.

The KiwiVision Intrusion Detector™ module is also unified with Security Center 5.7 to generate real-time alarms that automatically notify security staff when individuals or vehicles enter sensitive areas, secured perimeters, or restricted zones.

Through an accompanying analytics-based intrusion report, operators can now engage in deeper investigations.

Additionally, to assist users in scanning through hours of footage, a new Quick Search forensics tool identifies changes in recorded scenes in seconds, ignoring irrelevant footage to narrow down searches.

Enterprise access control with native failover and HID mobile credential support

The Security Center Synergis™ access control system now comes with built-in failover, so customers can take advantage of continuous monitoring of devices and events.

This safeguards critical information and ensures business continuity, even when servers fail.

The new HID Mobile Access Portal API integration allows organizations to efficiently deploy mobile credentials to their employees, contractors, and visitors.

(You can now efficiently assign mobile credentials with the new HID Mobile Access® portal integration in Security Center 5.7. Courtesy of Genetec and YouTube)

These credential holders receive an email to download the HID Mobile Access Portal application on their devices, which enables access via Bluetooth® or NFC wireless technology.

Employees and visitors will now be able to use their smartphone, wearables, and tablets to gain approved access credentials to securely open doors and defined areas of the premises.

Insight-driven reporting and decision support

The new advanced Security Center reporting feature intuitively displays data in dynamic charts and graphs, helping organizations gain a deeper understanding of their data, identify trends, and spot undetected patterns.

Visualization of physical security data can be employed to quickly isolate security gaps and suspicious activity, identify maintenance issues, find valuable opportunities to improve operations, and ultimately make smarter decisions.

Genetec Security Center 5.7 unified monitoring
Genetec Security Center 5.7 unified monitoring

New Security Center mobile and web applications

To meet the demands of an increasingly mobile workforce, organizations need to equip their internal security organization and other staff members with solutions that enable them to address both day-to-day and emergency situations from any location.

The Security Center Web Client allows customers to manage real-time alarms and threat levels, both of which are critical time-sensitive activities.

With web-based threat management, users can address any situation in progress, instantly activating a threat level to modify the behavior of their security platform in response.

From locking down a facility to restricting access, or triggering emergency video recording, Genetec web-based threat management removes the limitations of location.

Managing threat levels on the move is also available through a new, dedicated threat level mobile application.

(Learn More. Courtesy of Genetec and YouTube)

The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

American Security Today’s 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Awards Presentation Luncheon at ISC East was an overwhelming success, with distinguished guests from National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Executives from companies allied to Government.

Over 100 professionals gathered from across North America and the Middle East to be honored from disciplines across the Security Industry in their respective fields which included:

  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • The Department of Justice
  • The Security Exchange Commission
  • State and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies, and
  • Leaders in Private Security

Recognized for their Innovative Training and Education Programs, Outstanding Product Development Achievements and Exciting New Technologies to address the growing Homeland Security Threats our Nation is facing.

The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon
The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon

American Security Today was formed after careful reflection of 9/11 and its aftermath when the Department of Homeland Security was established and there was an immediate explosion of new products and solutions for what was perceived as an imminent second attack on primary targets in the United States.

As time moved forward from 9/11 itself and in recent years, the threats to our nation have evolved from a large scale 9/11 type attack to:

  • Domestic and International Terrorist Attacks carried out by ‘lone wolves’ and coordinated individuals
  • Cybersecurity breach attacks against our government agencies, financial institutions and critical infrastructure facilities
  • Unprecedented urban violence
  • Cultural shifts and societal media bias, which make it increasingly difficult to secure our nation in this constantly evolving threat environment.
The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon
The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon

These current circumstances have put forward another rapid expansion of new ideas, products and solutions to combat these ever changing challenges.

These changes have called for a new generation of security experts in the Homeland Security and Public Safety fields who need real time knowledge of our ever growing threats.

These experts include the Government at the Federal, State and Local levels as well as from Private Firms specializing in Physical Security, Port Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security responsible for implementing coordinated security measures to ensure our Nation’s Security and improve Public Safety.

Together, each of these entities work together seamlessly on the front lines of protecting our communities, to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

AST focuses on Homeland Security and Public Safety Breaking News, the Newest Initiatives and Hottest Technologies in Physical & IT Security, essential to meeting today’s growing security challenges.

To highlight the tremendous accomplishments of agencies and firms receiving this prestigious award, be on the the lookout for American Security Today’s Annual December ‘ASTORS’ Champions Edition – ‘Year in Review.’

To review the full feature set for Security Center 5.7, or to obtain upgrade and purchase quotes from a Genetec certified channel partner, visit: